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The University of Ottawa offers a Ph.D. in Law, a Master of Laws with Thesis, or a Master of Laws with Research Paper. Students who pursue the LL.M. with Research Paper can obtain a designated Concentration in Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Students also have the option of completing the LL.M. on a part-time basis.

Our graduates pursue a wide variety of careers— in academia, provincial and federal government departments and agencies, NGOs and international organizations, private sector companies, private practice, regulatory Colleges, health professional associations, hospital associations, and liability insurers. Many of these health organizations are headquartered in Ottawa, giving our graduate students the unique opportunity to influence policy by presenting their work directly to stakeholders, and to network with potential employers at the Centre's many events.

We welcome applications from across Canada and the world and offer financial support. More information on financial support and scholarships can be found at and students/awards at

The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics offers an unparalleled breadth of faculty expertise and Canada’s largest course offering in health law, including courses in both English and French, and common and civil law. It also provides valuable opportunities to engage with provincial, national, and international policy-makers and stakeholders.

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law has the largest selection of health law courses in Canada, including:

  • Medical-Legal Problems

  • Access to Health Care

  • Disability Rights

  • Law and Psychiatry

  • Law and Neuroscience

  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and IP

  • Forensic Science

  • International Migration and Health

  • Global Health Law Clinic

  • Law and Policy of Modern Plagues and Pestilence

For more information about programs, applications, financial support, and the Faculty of Law, please visit: or email:

For more information about research topics and supervisors, courses, and the Centre, please visit: healthlaw or email:


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